Prairie Charms Subscription Box

The other day i received the best thing in the mail that i have in a while. I’m used to my usual subscription boxes – My Little Box & GlossyBox but when i subscribed to Prairie Charms, i wasn’t quite sure what i would receive.

Prairie Charms is all about pretty. Pretty jewellery, pretty hair accessories, pretty much pretty everything. I subscribed as one of their bloggers to review the box and i was excited to see what it was like. Low and behold i was not surprised!

I purchased some products off their website not so long ago and i haven’t stopped wearing my yellow headband so i wanted to see if i could fall in love with their other products like this.

It was overflowing with beautiful pieces. I received gorgeous hair ties and hair bands. The cutest bracelets and necklace. Adorable Paper straws, gourmet popcorn and popcorn bags to enjoy it from. Super Pretty Hair Clips and Nail Stickers. I was blown away.

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I am so impressed with this as it’s not your usual beauty subscription box and i honestly love everything in the box. It’s perfect for spring/summer with all the floral patterns and they chose things which they thought i would love and colours i like. They did a damn good job!

Have a look at my other Prairie Charms purchases or visit their website to have a look at what they have to offer. They are always super excited to meet new Prairie Charms lovers so head over to twitter and say hi – @Prairie_Charms !

Do you love this as much as i do?

…x

Spring & Summer Nails

Apparently, it’s meant to be Spring. Or Summer. Looking outside it does not look that way. Clouds, Rain, Wind! Sadface.

So i thought why not inject a bit of Spring colour into my nails to really get me in the mood for Spring. Even if it doesn’t want to show it’s face just quite yet.

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So here are my pretty Spring nail colours that i am going to be wearing this season!

Topshop Nails in ‘Everybody Get Up’ 

£6.00 Topshop

This is a lovely pastel purple with little white flecks in it. It dries really quickly but you need a few coats to really see the purple on your nails. It’s a perfect girly colour with a hint of speckle!

Colour Couture in ‘White’

£8.00 BHS (For the entire set)

I don’t think that’s the name of this colour but it doesnt’ come with a specific name so i’m just going to call it white! I got this in a nail polish set from BHS from a work colleague at Christmas and i love this white colour. White makes any hint of a tan ‘pop’ and is such a clean crisp colour for the hotter months!

Nails Inc – The Optic Collection in ‘Optic Wave’

£15.00 Nails Inc

I got this polish free when buying some Nails Inc products and i’ve searched online but don’t think this is available anymore (shoot me if it’s not, i’ve never been great at searching online) but i did find Nails Inc in Queens Gardens which is similar so if you need an aqua colour like this, this is a good match! I love aqua nails and it always reminds me of the sea abroad, that clear blue/green look. Prefect for your summer holidays!

Topshop Matte Nails in ‘Sixteen Candles’

£6.00 Topshop

This is a perfect nude metallic matte shade which goes with any outfits, night or day and really adds a touch of pretty to your nails. If you can’t decide on a nail colour and think it might clash, choose this and you can wear it through every summer holiday outfit!

Mavala in ‘Pistachio’

£4.75 Boots

I love a good strange colour for summer. Forget your pinks, reds and purples. What i want is a pistachio coloured polish to make my nails stand out. Can be used for a signature nail or going the full whack but whatever you choose to do, this colour will get you noticed. I did a gradient look with this and the Nails Inc polish and everyone noticed.

I’m currently wearing the Topshop Everybody Get Up –

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I have more nails polishes than i can count and never have time to wear them all! These are just a select favourite few that i will be wearing over the coming months. A yellow might sneak in their too – depends how i’m feeling!

What are your Spring/Summer polishes for this year?

…x

Prairie Charms & The Make A Wish Foundation

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I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Prairie Charms about their current collaboration with The Make A Wish Foundation. For every order they receive, they are donating 25% towards the Make A Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children and young people who are suffering from life-threatening conditions. Reading this & browsing their site i had to get involved.

I purchased a Blue Hair Bow and Some Purple Heart Nail Stickers. They provided me with 25% off and i felt an overwhelming sense of good. I had not only bought some amazingly cute accessories but i had also helped a good cause while doing so.

Prairie Charms also offered to send 2 free gifts with my offer of which i received a beautiful yellow hair band and two hair ties which are bright and bold and can also be used as bracelets without looking like wearing bobbles on your wrist.

Prairie Charms appealed to me as they are a make everything by hand and also 10% of all profits go towards the Great Ormond Street Hospital.  In addition, if you can’t find a product you like, they will make a custom one especially for you.

Take a look at what amazingly beautiful products came through my door – the packaging is adorable as well!

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I’m so excited to use these and show them off. I’ve already made good use out of the hair ties, they are a great accessory!

Prairie Charms are looking to branch out to bloggers and the public so if you want to get involved go browse their website here. You can also find them on twitter here. Follow them for regular updates about their upcoming offers!

Have you shopped at Prairie Charms yet? If not, go now!

…x

My Little Energy Box 2015

Yippeeee – It’s the first new My Little Box of the New Year & it’s here to make sure you are sticking to those resolutions! Well, the ones about exercise anyway!

This month’s box comes with a very adorable and practical gym bag which doubles as a cute carry all as my friend Rachel demonstrated this Saturday 🙂 It also comes with a monthly calendar for you to use but it also has a daily workout routine for you to follow which will be my motivation in February (too many meals out with work in January to even start to care), I’ve promised my body i will look after it a bit better this year! They also have the magazine which has some very cute hair tutorials and interviews. Plus, there’s also the regular bag of beauty items. This month it’s an energising face spray, a nails inc polish and a hydrating moisturiser! What more could a girl want in these cold winter months!

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Gym bag

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my little beauty bag

I love love love this time of the month where i receive little surprises. It’s so hard trying not to read other posts where they already have theirs before i get my hands on mine!

If you haven’t already signed up, start now! Read all about it here!

…x

2014: My Year

I was having a look through my Facebook at what has happened to me this year and i realised i forgot a lot of the good things, so what better way to remember them than to have a little look back through them!

These are my highlights!

 January 2014

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I went to the work Christmas party: this was always in January as it was cheaper and when everyone could go (there is about 200 people working in my office) but it was changed this year to December so technically we had 2! My hair was pretty much jet black / very very dark brown and i was trying to grow it which still has not changed.

February 2014 

Open University

I started my Open University degree in Criminology & Psychology! Something i was very much looking forward too and it didn’t disappoint.I finished the module in September 2014 which a 77% pass mark which to say i haven’t studied since college 5/6 years ago was amazing to me! My next module starts in February 2015 and i’m excited to see what it brings!

March 2014

Paris 2014

Me & Owain went to Paris! I decided we should go to Paris for his birthday and it was amazing! The weather was perfect and the people were lovely. We ate crepes and drank coffee outside cafe’s and ordered pastries. Almost saw Marc Jacobs but decided walking across his red carpet after he had vacated was good enough for me. We saw all the sights and eventually found an American diner because we still aren’t great at speaking French!

April 2014

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April was the time for Harry Potter Studio tour in Watford! I did a post on it here if you want to have a look but it was incredible. Seeing all the props from the film, drinking butterbeer and generally just having a great time with the best ones. Also, the train journeys to get there and back were sooo long, but worth it!

May 2014

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May was Sunshine, Sunburn & One Direction. I travelled with a friend and her family to Sunderland to see One Direction and i’m not going to lie, it was great! I also got awfully sunburnt from a day in the park with Owain. More of this sunshine next year please & i promise to wear suncream!

June 2014

world cup faces

In June, me and Owain watched the World Cup, ate a whole lot of pizza and when we weren’t watching football we binged on new of Orange is the new Black and past seasons of Community!  Summer was SO good!

July 2014

July was when i started blogging. It started out of boredom and then i got used to writing and rambling to anyone who reads. It’s turned out to be quite relaxing and i will definitely be continuing in the future.

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July, me & owain moved into our new flat by the river in Kelham island. such a modern but cosy flat and i love it! It’s perfect in summer to have the balcony door open and let the fresh air in and in winter, looking outside while you’re so warm wrapped up inside feels amazing!

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We also were lucky enough to be able to watch the Tour de France go by and cheer them on! Pictures were so hard to take as you don’t realise just how fast they are actually cycling!

August 2014

blonde

My hair finally went blonde! after months of dying and trying to make sure it didn’t go bright ginger! Plus, i’ve resisted the urge to dye it brown again. I like being my natural colour!

September 2014

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I cut my hair. It felt soooo good. The ends were so dry and damaged and horrible. My hair wasn’t even that long, but taking a centimetre off makes a huge difference for me but it definitely needed it! According to my Facebook i also drank a lot of wine and ate a lot of takeaways. 🙂

October 2014

birthday

I turned 24 and someone posted this picture on my Facebook. Perfectly sums me up 😉 I had a great meal with my friends at Bella Italia & Owains mum also made me some hand knitted mittens for winter which are perfect!

November 2014

Blogging brought me a great opportunity to write and contribute to GlossyFinds, a beauty website. The people there are lovely and have helped me so much! They promoted me to Editorial Assistant and now i help with the day to day running of the website, writing newsletters while still writing the occasional post. I couldn’t have asked for more!

christmas jumper

I bought my first EVER christmas jumper! I have never bought one before and i have no real reason or excuse! But it had bells on it so in my eyes i went all out for this christmas season!

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This was the month i also really went to town on my nail art. Dots, splashes etc, you name it i tried it. mostly failed, but at least i tried.

December 2014

christmas meal

Had a great christmas meal with the friends, received amazing secret santa gifts, ate far too much food and drank some pretty great cocktails.

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Also, we found the best breakfast and coffee place EVER. Totally need to go again soon. I feel like making it a monthly tradition…

christmas tree & candle

My mum made me & owain our very own wooden tree for christmas. It’s awesome & i think this will be out every year with little christmas lights on even if we buy ourselves an actual tree!

It’s really nice to look back through things at the end of every year and i’ve remembered things i realise i don’t want to forget – Tour de France, Paris, time with family & friends.

I feel so lucky for this year & i’m looking forward to next year!

…x